Horror maven Stephen King is in talks to pen an episode of AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead," according to EW.com.
Working with King is nothing new for Frank Darabont, executive producer of the zombie series. Darabont has directed three feature films based on King's work -- "The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile" and "The Mist."
According to King, Darabont “has expressed enthusiastic interest for Season 2 or possibly 3.”
Should negotiations pan out, King is expected to co-write an episode with his son, Joe Hill, the author of the horror novels "Horns" and "Heart-Shaped Box."
"The Walking Dead" broke ratings records when it premiered Oct. 31, 2010, reaching more adults 18 to 49 than any other show in the history of cable television. Hailed as one of the best new shows of the year, the series was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Television Series -- Drama.
AMC has renewed the series for a 13-episode second season that is set for an October premiere.
Based on Robert Kirkman's acclaimed comic, the tragic tale follows a police officer from a small Kentucky town as he leads his family and a group of survivors across the country in search of a safe home.
Frank Darabont wrote and directed the pilot, with Gale Anne Hurd ("Aliens," "The Terminator") of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion executive producing along with Darabont and Kirkman.
The series stars Andrew Lincoln ("Love, Actually," "Teachers"), Emma Bell ("Frozen"), Jon Bernthal ("The Pacific," "The Ghost Writer"), Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies ("Prison Break"), Chandler Riggs ("Get Low"), Jeffrey DeMunn ("The Green Mile") and Laurie Holden ("Shield").
Meanwhile, Hill's IDW graphic novel "Locke & Key" has received a pilot order from Fox. Josh Friedman ("Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles") will script, and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Fringe," "Star Trek") will produce along with Dreamworks TV.
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